.. and all because the GOP voted down Airline security

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.. and all because the GOP voted down Airline security

Postby jonnygothispen » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:30 pm

The Gore commission recommended locked cockpit doors and increased luggage checks in 1997 specifically to try to prevent hijackings. But the GOP voted down the recommendations calling them "Paranoia!"

And if not for that lone act, 9-11 might never have happened, and we wouldn't be in this huge mess in the Middle East.

http://www.esquire.com/features/ESQ0903-SEP_FALLINGMAN

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/pu ... dar-screen

Sadly, according to Brian Sullivan, “one single recommendation from the Gore Commission in 1997 to harden cockpit doors and enforce rules to keep them closed would have stopped the 9/11 attack cold..."

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Re: .. and all because the GOP voted down Airline security

Postby gargantua » Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:43 pm

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, is it not? But even if 9/11 could have been averted by that measure, I have a feeling the Middle East would still be a huge mess today. Just a different sort of mess.

I also wonder if the pilots would keep the cockpit doors locked if the hijackers started executing passengers. Remember, at that time, no one knew what the hijackers objectives were. Aircraft back then would occasionally be hijacked, diverted to Cuba, the hijackers then arrested and everyone went home.

So I am a little skeptical that the measure that was not implemented would have prevented the 9/11 attacks. At least not all of them.

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Re: .. and all because the GOP voted down Airline security

Postby green union terrace chair » Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:45 pm

If not for Orville and Wilbur Wright, 9/11 might never have happened, and we wouldn't be in this huge mess in the Middle East.

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Re: .. and all because the GOP voted down Airline security

Postby jonnygothispen » Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:49 pm

It's the direct result of putting profits before common sense policies...


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